Questions tagged [keybindings]

Pertaining to the settings which define what a key press on the keyboard will do.

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external keyboard: cannot use f1,f2 etc. keys without pressing fn key

I am using mba with high sierra and an external keyboard JETech 2156. The problem is I do not want to use fn key, for example F8 key has play or pause option. I have to press fn+f8 to pause or play. I ...
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How do I get text key binding “yankAndSelect” to work?

macOS's text input system has long supported custom keyboard shortcuts via ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict. I have used this successfully for years to make text editing more Emacs-like, ...
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How to make Mac OS incompatible mouse work on Mac OS and use ALL its buttons? Tell me your solution please

I have a wonderful Roccat Tyon mouse (this is not a promo, I honestly love this product after trying a bunch of other gaming mouses) which I use for work, not for gaming. And I use it on the Mac OS ...
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Different keyboard mapping on external keyboard

Currently I have a challenging keyboard setup. My MacBook Pro has a fr_FR (French AZERTY) keyboard, but the layout is currently set to fr_CA (Canadian QWERTY). Even if the keys are not labelled right, ...
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How to disable the Character Viewer in Big Sur?

How should I change shortcut or disable emoji menu by ctrl+cmd+space. Is it possible?
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How can I disassociate “Esc” from “Exit full-screen view” in Safari? [duplicate]

When I press Esc in Safari, it exits from full-screen mode. There is another shortcut for that: CTRL-CMD-F and I'd rather keep only that one active. Is it possible to disable the Esc keybinding? I've ...
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How to remap a single key?

I have a broken key on my Mac's keyboard and I need to remap it to some other key, by double press. Temporarily. It's not a special but an alphabet letter one. I want to remap it this way: "f&...
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Auto Swoosh to space on a per app basis

There is a lot of questions and articles about the "When switching to an application, switch to a Space with open windows for the application" under the mission control settings pane (also called "...
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How to show or hide Keyboard Viewer with a keyboard shortcut?

I would like to display and hide the Keyboard Viewer using a shortcut. Is there a way to display the Keyboard Viewer via a keyboard shortcut? Is there a way to automatically display the Keyboard ...
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What is the hex ID for Fn key

I would like to remap my Left Control to Fn key using hidutil. This is the command I've been trying to use: hidutil property --set '{"UserKeyMapping":[{"HIDKeyboardModifierMappingSrc":0x7000000E0,"...
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How to make NumLock/numpad cursor keys work on an external USB keyboard?

I have a Genius USB "partial" keyboard - a numpad like this one. It types digits and +-/*, but doesn't switch to cursor mode with NumLock off, and Home/End/PgUp/PgDn keys were the reason I purchased ...
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Shift Key Random behaviour on MacBook Air with Big Sur

Recently I upgraded to Big Sur on my MacBook Air (13 inch, early 2015 model) and it worked fine for a couple of days. Suddenly the left Shift key shows some random behaviour. Sometimes, it is always ...
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Binding consecutive keypresses to separate actions in Hammerspoon

I am trying to achieve the following scenario in Hammerspoon: when I press ctrl + alt + E (and no other key is pressed within 300 ms) => launch Finder when I press ctrl + alt + E and then again ...
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Keyboard binding: deleteWordForward not working

I have the following code in my ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict file: { "~f" = "moveWordForward:"; /* M-f Move forward word */ &...
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How to keep Option-Delete despite using Unicode Hex

Background I am on MacOS Catalina 10.15.7, and I have recently switched my input method to Unicode Hex, so that I can free up the option key for more IDE keyboard shortcuts. (Ordinarily, option-I ...
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How to change the default behaviour of the fullscreen/maximize button?

There is a question that deals with the different behaviour of the fullscreen button in the window bar. There, it is shown that by doing: ⌥ + ⇧ + Click on green or outer right icon (plus icon) I can ...
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How can I map shift+hyphen (the underscore character) to an unused function key? [duplicate]

I wish to produce the underscore ("_") character without any significant slowness from an unused function key. I'm intrigued by this answer provided by username Danny last year. If a ...
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How DISABLE Control–Option–Command–Media Eject (e.g. Karabiner?)

Is it possible to disable "Control–Option–Command–Media Eject" with Karabiner or something similar? The key combination causes immediate shutdown of MacOS. I still want to be able to use &...
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How do I change between open Chrome screens on a macPro 10.13.3 using a windows keyboard

This is weird. Ctrl + > works sometimes but not always. When Ctrl + > (> = cursor control keys) works. When Ctrl + > (> = cursor control keys) doesn't work, it brings up the ...
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Remap external keyboard numpad so that dot “.” is a comma “,”

I am using an external keyboard with a number pad for my MacBook Air running Mojave (10.14.6). Currently, I use a comma "," as a decimal point in Excel - I would like to remap the ".&...
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Can home and end keys be mapped when using Terminal?

The Home and End keys on a MacBook Pro can be emulated with Fn + ← or fFn + →. Or when certain settings are changed, with the ⌘ Command key instead of Fn. None of these works in Terminal. As I ...
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How to make Karabiner work with Intellij on Mac?

I've recently switched from Windows/Ubuntu to MacOS Catalina and I'm trying to avoid changing too many key mappings on Intellij 2020.2. I'm trying to achieve these things: Swap Left Ctrl and Fn ...
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How to swap Ctrl and Function key?

I'm trying to swap Ctrl and Fn on Catalina without downloading a new app. As suggested in multiple articles, I tried going to System Preferences > Keyboard > keyboard > Modifier Keys.. in ...
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Change Function of Command+Delete when Editing text in Catalina

In Catalina, when editing text hitting command+delete appears to delete the entire line, and option+delete will delete a single word. I would basically like to swap these, making command delete simply ...
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Top row on keyboard has a different behavior when pressing alt and using a non mac keyboard

I use a MacBook Pro as a Laptop and mainly Linux to work. Mostly i like to use the same Keyboard (Ducky one 2 SF) for both devices. I chose the same keyboard settings (German) in Mac OS as in all ...
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How can I choose a user an the login page without a mouse?

As a old-school Unix junkie I don't like being forced to use a mouse when a simple keyboard shortcut would do. Today I found myself needing to login to an OSX machine just to launch an app, but the ...
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Reuse Cmd+Tab for hammerspoon application switcher

I set up hammerspoon and use hs.window.switcher as mentioned in the docs. I.e. switcher_space = hs.window.switcher.new(hs.window.filter.new():setCurrentSpace(true):setDefaultFilter{}) hs.hotkey.bind('...
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Is it possible to swap option and command keys for a specific keyboard?

I just bought a Logitech USB keyboard (Logitech K120, if that matters.) It's a Windows keyboard, so it has a Windows key and an alt key. The Windows key maps to Command, and the Alt key maps to option....
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How to remap specific keys (insert, fn, etc.) usint hidutil

I have a computer that I cannot download much 3rd party software to (I'm not supposed to – long story, just accept it). This means, no Karabiner, etc. Further, the generic solution of "system ...
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Mac Chrome only quits with command+option+q

All of a sudden Chrome on my Catalina imac requires command+option+q to quit. "Warn before quitting" is unchecked. Holding command+q does nothing. command+q works in all other apps. I have a ...
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Tilde (~) and plus-minus (±) in wrong place on keyboard

I'm using a MacBook Pro with a Swedish physical keyboard, but with U.S. layout defined in System Prefs. However the tilde (~) and plus-minus (±) keys seem switched. The following key combination ...
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Creating physical escape key on new MacBook Pro with TouchBar by altering .keylayout for § key

The UK keyboard layouts for the TouchBar MacBook Pro's have a pretty useless §/± key at the top left that would be a perfect to use as a physical escape key (see this image). macOS has a keyboard ...
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Is there keyboard shortcut to deselect text on a mac?

To select all text in Chrome or other apps I can use: Command+a From a web search I found this potential shortcut to deselect text: Command+Shift+a Sadly that doesn't work across all apps. Is there a ...
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Left/right option keys reversed under Mojave on PC keyboard with switched option/command

I have Emacs 26.1 from emacsformacosx.com set up to use left option as meta, and to ignore right option, so as to leave it available for accented characters etc. It works fine on my MacBook Pro's ...
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How to change my caps lock key to work as a tab? [duplicate]

My tab key has never worked and I want to switch it's function with the caps lock key since I never use caps lock anyways. I'm using OSX and they only way I've seen to change the function of the keys ...
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Map the application key to right-click at caret position using Karabiner-Elements

To map the application key to right-click using Karabiner-Elements one can use: "simple_modifications": [ { "from": { "key_code": "...
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Focus menu bar Help menu Search field in different keyboard layouts

In the default U.S. QWERTY keyboard layout, pressing ⌘⇧/ (aka ⌘?) opens the Help menu item and focuses the Search field. Pressing the keyboard shortcut and then typing allows you to easily search ...
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Mac OSX not automatically remapping windows key to cmd

I'm currently using a Cooler Master Quickfire Ultimate keyboard that works perfect with Windows 7. However, whenever I have it plugged into my Macbook pro (running OSX 10.9.5), the default mappings ...
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How to remap a key to another letter

My "e" key is broken and until I go to repair it I would like to map the letter "e" to another key such as "§" so that I don't have to store the letter in the clipboard. ...
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How to assign a shortcut key to Control-Command-B?

I notice that I cannot assign the key combination Control-Command-B as a shortcut key for any application like Emacs, Spectacle. When setting this key combination into the Preferences of Spectacle, ...
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How to restore the default values on a keyboard in terminal?

I used the hidutil function to remap several keys on my keyboard: hidutil property --set '{"UserKeyMapping": [{"HIDKeyboardModifierMappingSrc":0x70000003e, "HIDKeyboardModifierMappingDst":...
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Disable Terminal man page shortcut on Catalina

I recently upgraded to MacOS Catalina and when I am IDEA IntelliJ, if I press Command + Shift + M the OS opens the Terminal program and attempts to load the man page for whatever I had highlighted in ...
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Does remapping modifier keys affect special boots?

I'm running Catalina 10.15.5. In the keyboard preferences there is the option to remap modifier keys, which I've done. My question is, do these remappings apply when using the remapped keys for ...
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Why can I not set Safari keyboard shortcuts? Conflicts with secondary, unlisted Back/Forward commands

I use ⌘← and ⌘→ to move between tabs. I want to transfer this setting to Safari. The default Safari keyboard shortcuts shown in the menu bar list ⌘[ and ⌘] for Back/Forward: Despite those keyboard ...
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Switch keyboard layouts by combination with caps lock

I have two keyboard layouts. Is it possible to switch to the first layout by pressing Caps Lock and switch to the second one by pressing Shift + Caps Lock?
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Changing my right option key to a backslash ( \ ) specifically using Terminal

I would like to change my right option key to a backslash ( \ ) specifically using the following remapping method: How do I remap a key in macOS Sierra, e.g., Right Alt to Right Control? However I ...
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Is it possible to use `Ctrl-M` as enter in the login screen

I am using Ctrl-m (^M) as globally (in termial and all hte other apps) to do enter. I have setup this keybinding using Karabiner. Is it possible to use Ctrl-M as enter in the login page? After a ...
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Can't bind “Application windows” to any key combination

I recently bought a new Macbook Pro running OSX Catalina. On my last one running High Sierra I always used CMD + E for showing "application windows" but I can't for the love of god use it, ...
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Simulate INSERT key in Mac OS X

Long story short, I am using Citrix to remote into my PC at work, and several applications require the use of the INSERT key, which, as everyone knows, Apple chose to eliminate from their keyboards. I'...
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How do you position your hand to use the control + w key? What fingers do you use?

I would like to improve my typing. Currently, I start web dev with vim. I use one of the feature called split, which create new window for me. then we need to hit Control+ W to move around cursors. I ...

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